KidsHubs is a global disciple-making strategy. It is a way that leaders can pass on a Godly way of living in a small group around a particular interest.
KidsHubs is about discipling, mentoring and building relationships with children through:
- teaching them relevant and purposeful skills
- growing their faith by pointing them to discover Jesus through the Bible
- leaders and children authentically sharing their lives with each other encouraging a sense of belonging to a faith community
The Bible talks about this in Deuteronomy 6:5-9:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Every moment is an opportunity to mould and disciple the next generation.
Imagine walking alongside a smaller group of children discipling and mentoring them. As leaders we help fulfil the Great Commission by focusing our attention on discipling younger children in our midst.
- It is using those things children are already interested in (woodwork, computers, sport, gardening, music, cooking and life skills: hygiene, nutrition, first aid and safety) as the basis for discipling with God’s Word.
- It is about leaders developing a closer relationship with a smaller group of children over time. Leaders are not just running a program but rather are uncovering children’s passions and using these passions as powerful learning opportunities with the Bible. The small group discovers many things together while engaging with God and His Word in those everyday activities.
- It is about leaders using teachable moments to pass on their faith – modelling to children what discipleship looks like in a whole life.
Teachable moments: are moments when a child is ready and receptive to learn something. The moment could be right for many reasons: they have a question, they trust you, you have a good relationship, or they are creative and in the right mood. There are two basic types of teachable moments:
- Experiential learning initiated by the leader
- Questions and moments initiated by the child